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This Week in Employee Engagement: September 29, 2017

The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Start here to narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!

What We’re Reading This Week:

3 Things You Should Regularly Tell Your Employees (But Probably Aren’t) — In addition to fostering a culture of appreciation and recognition, leaders should encourage employees to seek personal and professional development opportunities to encourage engagement. In this article from Entrepreneur, discover three key conversations you’re not having with employees today.

Give Performance Reviews That Actually Inspire Employees — Performance review time can be dreaded by managers and employees alike. Especially if performance feedback is given infrequently, having an annual, bi-annual or even quarterly check-in on performance puts a lot of pressure on those conversations to be inspiring, engaging and meaningful.

Why This Company Implemented a Learning Sabbatical For Its Employees — The technology innovators at Buffer have seemingly always had a unique culture to call home. Buffer made waves in its first years by focusing on culture, accountability and transparency, and unique perks. In this article from Fast Company, read about why Buffer gives employees paid time off to cultivate meaningful learning experiences.

Great Workplace for Women? It’s Likely Great for Others, Too — In the process of compiling the list of 2017 Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work discovered: “In our recent study, we analyzed not only the share of women at each company, but how they felt about work compared to their male colleagues. It’s common to see an ‘experience gap’ between men and women in employee survey results, even at organizations that earn high marks overall — this discrepancy all but disappeared at the Best Workplaces for Women.”

From CultureNext:

Read This Before “Hot Desking” — Hot desking is a trend resulting from the popularity of open office environments and the focus on culture. In a hot desking environment, workspaces are not “owned” or “assigned,” but are open for the taking. In this article, we discuss some of the pros and cons of “hot desking” you may not have considered.

5 Ways to Engage Employees — Transparency, meaningful rewards, and visible recognition are a few of the tips detailed in this article from NACS for managers looking for ways to get employees engaged in their work.

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